The TEAM

Learn more about our amazing Studio NEESY team!

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Classes:  Zumba, Strong Nation, Circuit, Penalty Box, Zumba Kids & Kids Juniors

Coaching:  3-week weight loss challenge, 4-week holistic health challenge, Holistic health coaching

Nehad (NEESY) Mohanna

Hi I'm Neesy! I'm the owner of Studio NEESY and with my expertise in Holistic Health Coaching including Weight Loss, I am here to help you as we co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.

I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition*, where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories–Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between. I also received my group fitness accreditation from AFAA and licensed to teach group fitness such as Zumba, STRONG, Circuit and Bootcamp! 

If you need help with your holistic health or if you simply want to join one of our fitness classes in Basel or online, let us know. I look forward to meeting you!

 

Marta Margarit

Hi, I'm Marta! I joined Studio NEESY in 2018, at a point in my life where I was not only at my heaviest weight but also now living in a new country with my family, 2 young girls and my husband. I was lost and down having left my family and my career as a hotel owner in my beautiful hometown of Gerona, Spain, and suddenly found myself in Basel, Switzerland! While a great opportunity for my husband and family, it was a little overwhelming and confusing for me. I found myself and my happiness with Neesy’s coaching and discovered that this community of support and love is at the heart of this amazing vision and mission of Studio NEESY... and I lost 35 kilos in 6 months! I was inspired and since then I’ve been so excited to join Studio NEESY and am now a Certified Health Coach by IIN coaching and helping others obtain their health goals; and obtained my AFAA Fitness instructor certificate with speciality licensing for Strong Nation, Zumba, Fitness Pilates, and Penalty Box. I can't wait to help you with your health & fitness goals! 

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Classes:  Strong Nation, Zumba, Fitness Pilates, and Penalty Box

Coaching:  3-week weight loss challenge, 4-week holistic health challenge, Holistic health coaching

 
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Classes:  Functional Integrated Training (F.I.T.), Tabata

Heidi MCCALL

Hi, I'm Heidi! Whether I'm hitting the gym, practising yoga, or compiling a playlist for your next class, I always prioritize an active lifestyle and I LOVE to make fitness feel accessible for all. I've received certifications in Canada, Germany, and the USA trained and taught classes as a member of Team Beachbody, and helped to train and mentor other instructors as a Group Fitness Brand Ambassador at Life Time USA – The Healthy Way of Life Company.

 

As a Studio NEESY Fitness Instructor, I enjoy creating challenging classes that vary from week to week to keep things interesting and fun for my students. I have plenty of different equipment and modifications up my sleeve to set you up for success (and guarantee you’ll sweat buckets!). I'm also a proud Mom of two who loves good coffee, bad reality tv, burpees, and the “group” part, especially, of “group fitness”.

 

I can’t wait to welcome you to the Studio NEESY community, and to support you on your wellness journey!

 

Jo Storrar

Hi everyone! I’m Jo and I’m delighted to be part of the team at Studio NEESY.

I hail from Bonnie Scotland and have been a fitness instructor for over 10 years, teaching Zumba, body toning and most recently Yoga. I’m also a child and adolescent psychologist by training and by training, work in guidance counseling, and have always been very passionate about holistic wellbeing.

 

I’m really enthusiastic about sharing my love of exercise and yoga and helping people make the essential link between body and mind.

 

Would love to welcome you to a class soon! 

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Classes:  Vinyasa Yoga, Zumba ZES

 
 
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Classes: Zumba Kids & Kids Juniors, Horse Riding Lessons, German Language Lessons

Anja HERZOG

Hi I'm Anja,

 

I've been riding since the age of 10, having my own horses since my teenage years and providing horse lessons mainly for kids since 2019.

 

As a professional child educator and animal lover, I am keen to share my passion for horses and nature with the kids and so happy to teach lessons which include horse care and riding. 

Besides this, I love dancing and different kind of group fitness classes. I have a lot of energy and experienced that most kids are the same which is why I love combining my love of fitness with my professional education teaching children. 

 

I am very excited to teach Zumba Kids and Zumbini at the Studio and can‘ t wait to party with our youngsters. 

 

Danny Lundgren

Hi, I’m Danny! I’ve had a passion for dance and movement my entire life. I blend together my diverse background as a samba and salsa dancer, competitive gymnast, All-American cheerleader, and yoga practitioner to offer unique class experiences.

 

I’m a certified group fitness instructor, Zumba instructor and Silvestre Technique instructor. I travel the world regularly to deepen my study of dance, most notably to Cuba and Brazil.

 

For me, dancing is my happy place and a profound source of energetic connection.

The pregnancies and births of my three wonderful children were the most powerful experiences of my life. They deeply transformed my life path to one allowing for self-care with a focus on integrative wellness. 

 

I became a certified Birth Doula to help women connect with their inner-strength to have positive, empowering birth experiences. In the same way, I believe dance is an opportunity to tap into your true presence and power.

I believe that fitness should be fun and make you feel great! So join me at Studio NEESY and let's have some fun in one of my classes soon! 

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Classes:  Zumba,

Elemental Movement and Dance,

Stretch and Shine

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Classes:  Zumba

Paola Marotta

Ciao, my name is Paola. I am of Italian descent but born in Switzerland. 


I have enjoyed dancing all my life, but I came to ZUMBA 8 years ago by chance and it was love at first step.

 

5 years ago I met Neesy, who encouraged me to professionalise my passion. I completed the instructor course and have been teaching ZUMBA at Studio NEESY ever since! 

 

ZUMBA is a passion that combines fitness and dance.

 

The South American energy and joie de vivre in the training sessions is contagious and makes me and YOU happy. This fun workout is so effective at burning calories, innovative and motivating for all through fun dances and choreos! 


I look forward to unleashing this passion and energy in the next class with you altogether.  

 

See you soon Online or at Studio NEESY!

 

Jenny Clough

Hello! My name is Jenny and I am was born and grew up in the UK,  spent a few years in America and have been living in Basel with my family for 11 years.

 

I have been teaching group strength training classes for nearly 9 years and have a backstory starting with rigorous ballet training before moving on to rowing, mountain biking, windsurfing, snowboarding, running and yoga. 

I am passionate about making strength training fun and accessible for everyone, and believe it is one of the keys to maintaining and future-proofing overall health and well-being, underpinning our lives with functional fitness and preventing injury.

 

No prior experience necessary and good for absolutely all ages, including 50+ ❤️ when it becomes even more important to gain the benefits of strength training to improve lean muscle mass and increase metabolism. 

Can’t wait to see you online and in the studio soon at Studio NEESY!

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Classes:  Body Sculpt

 
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Elena Pfeifhofer

Hi I’m Elena,

I was born and raised in a small town in the North of Italy, which I left 10 years ago when we relocated internationally.

To find a healthy balance between the busy family life and the challenges of living abroad, I started to concentrate my attention on my wellbeing. I found satisfaction in the practice and deep understanding of various disciplines like Yoga, Qi Gong, and Insight Meditation.

 

Receiving a Massage has always given me a profound experience of relaxation. It is a moment to build up a healthy relationship with my body and mind, improving the awareness of it.

I am a trained Qi Gong instructor and I obtained my training as a Classical Massage Therapist at Bio-Medica Basel motivated by the desire to give back the same feeling I get while I receive the gift of a massage.

 

In my massage I combine insights and experiences collected through the years of this journey. All body or partial, the treatment will be personalized to your needs, if you are looking for a moment of relaxation or relieve for aching muscles after a powerful workout! Starting with the back and wandering up to the head to clarify your mind, or down to the feet for a more grounding experience - all rounded up by the scent of quality essential oils – I can’t wait to treat you during the special moment you are taking for yourself at NEESY’s studio!